The Quick Material Guide for Men’s Wedding Bands

Jun 27, 2012

Photographed for the first time since his marriage to Brazilian model Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey reveals his wedding ring for the first time. Three days after swapping vows that they whispered to each other during their ceremony in Texas, McConaughey steps out headed to a local gym wearing his brand new wedding-ring.

Like most men, McConaughey seemed to of opted for the more simple and conservative wedding band and chose a yellow-gold band. Even if you are looking for the simple and timeless dome style wedding band like McConaughey’s, there are various materials to choose from so how do you know which one is right for you?

Here is a quick guide to give options for materials to fit you.

Cobalt

Harder than platinum and scratch resistant surface. It will not break, chip, or shatter. The luster and finish will not fade or tarnish and can be polished as platinum. It’s lightweight and also resistant to corrosion making it very compatible to human skin.

Platinum

Typically has a shiny white appearance. It’s a heavy precious (rare) metal that is also hypoallergenic and resistant to tarnishing and most chemicals. It can be scratched but be polished out. Platinum is also quite more expensive and also pricey to repair and resize.

Titanium

Known for its lightweight and strong durability. It’s also resistant to corrosion and tarnishing. It is possible for Titanium to be scratched and still on the more expensive size when it comes to repair and resizing. Titanium is also a metal that makes engraving difficult.

Palladium

This is a precious (rare) metal that can be polished to a high mirror finish. It is lightweight with only half the weight of platinum. It is hypoallergenic but can become dull over a long period of time and will need a professional polish to restore its original shine.

Seranite

This is newer material that is ceramic based. It has a natural characteristics of being strong, durable and scratch proof. Unlike most darker colored rings with layers of coating that give a darker color, seranite is naturally dark to the core.The weight is comparable to titanium.

Gold

Heavy characteristic but is also the softest metal of all. It is highly resistant to oxidation. Although a classic look, this metal takes some care and maintenance as it can be easily scratched and bent. Gold is also one of the most expensive of all options.

King Jewelers offers an exceptional selection of stunning engagement rings, wedding bands, eternity bands, cufflinks, watches, and other wedding accessories. King Jewelers has a long history of extraordinary craftsmanship and quality. We work closely with you to help you realized the engagement ring design of your dreams. If you are interested in your own custom bridal design, please contact us at info@kings1912.com.

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